The significance of research on the tripartite structure in the sugyot in general stems from the fact that very few studies have examined the sugyot from the perspective of their stylistic form, evident in the Babylonian Talmud
as a stylistic formative unit and as part of the redactors' considerations when editing the contents of the Babylonian Talmud
(Valler 1995, 169; Valler 1999, 10).
Critique: A seminal work of impressively erudite scholarship, "A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud
as Diaspora" is academically enhanced with the inclusion of thirty pages of Notes; an eight page Bibliography; a twelve page List of Names and Subjects; and a two page Index of Ancient Texts.
255-257 (selections from Babylonian Talmud
Berakhot 5a, BT Bava Metzia 85a, BT Menahot 29b, BT Makkot 24b, and Saadia Gaon)
Tract Erubin," in New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud
As Maimonides put it in the introduction to his Code, "All Israel is obliged to follow all the statements in the Babylonian Talmud
In a famous story told in the Babylonian Talmud
a heathen came to Rabbi Hillel inquiring about conversion to Judaism.
There are essays on the later books of the Old Testament, each book of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, most books of the New Testament, almost all of the non-biblical documents from Qumran, theological concepts, significant historical, literary, and religious figures and movements, the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud
, the Samaritans, archaeological findings, culture and society, and discussions of leading researchers in this field (e.
The elephant is mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud
, tractate Brakhot, in connection with dreams.
, BERACHOS 17a; see also MISHNA TORAH, The
31) An earlier Talmud, called the Jerusalem Talmud, was redacted in Palestine about 100 years earlier, but it has never been regarded with the same reverence as the Babylonian Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud
, as traditionally interpreted, does indicate that a prohibition on causing unnecessary suffering to animals is a Biblical mandate.
Including a feminist critique of crucial texts, such as Ovid's "Art of Love," the Babylonian Talmud
, and Pliny the Younger's letters, Cohick's chapters chronologically progress through a typical first-century woman's life, beginning with the lifestyle of a daughter, the customary marriage and expectations as a wife, and the role as a mother.
The Babylonian Talmud
, Tractate Sanhedrin delves into much of this material.
We find the dialectic attitude to beauty in the different attitudes of the Babylonian Talmud
and the Jerusalem Talmud.
The Jerusalem Talmud is written in both Hebrew and Aramaic and predates the Babylonian Talmud
, which was written by the Sages after the Jewish exile from the Land of Israel, by some 200 years.